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A little farther on is a Zeus turned towards the rising sun; he holds an eagle in one hand and in the other a thunderbolt. On him are set spring flowers, with a crown of them on his head.1 It is an offering of the people of Metapontum. The artist was Aristonus of Aegina, but we do not know when he lived nor who his teacher was.

1 Such is the only meaning of the Greek. Frazer's translation, which omitsαὐτῷ καὶaltogether, is impossible. On the other handαὐτῷ καὶmakes poor sense, and may be an interpolation. The emendationκρίναis attractive.

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